Order of Service


Today is Rogation Sunday, which comes from the Latin rogatio, ‘asking’. Traditionally intercessions were made for the crops, with processions and litanies. In many places the bounds of the parish were beaten, as they still are today in some places.

All are welcome to join us for worship here at St Mark’s. We seek to be an inclusive and affirming community for people of all races, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and backgrounds.

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The choir enters. All stand as a bell is rung.

INTROIT – choir

WITH a voice of singing declare ye this and let it be heard, alleluia. Utter it even unto the ends of the earth, the Lord hath delivered his people, alleluia, alleluia.



275 We plough the fields, and scatter

  IN the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 The Kyries – choir

KYRIE eleison (x3)

Christe eleison (x3)

Kyrie eleison (x3)

The celebrant welcomes the congregation and introduces the intentions of the service.

Gloria in Excelsis

 GLORY be to God on high,

and in earth peace, good will towards men.


We praise thee, we bless thee,

we worship thee, we glorify thee,

we give thanks to thee for thy great glory,

O Lord God, heavenly King,

God the Father almighty.


O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesu Christ:

O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

that takest away the sins of the world,

have mercy upon us.

Thou that takest away the sins of the world,

receive our prayer.

Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father,

have mercy upon us.


For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord;

thou only, O Christ,

with the Holy Ghost,

art  Most High,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


GOD our redeemer, who hast delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of thy Son: grant, that as by his death he hath recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

All sit.


Acts 16: 9-15

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

AND a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them. Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;  And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days. And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.  And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


 Revelation 21: 10, 22 – 22: 5

A reading from the Revelation of St John the Divine.

AND he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him; And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.


ALLELUIA. Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him, Alleluia.

 All stand.

The Gospel

St John 14: 23-29

The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit.

The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to John.
Glory be to thee, O Lord.

JESUS answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.  These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise be to thee, O Christ.

 All sit.


Miss Rosamond Miskin

Licensed Lay Minister

All stand.


I BELIEVE in one God the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

and of all things visible and invisible:


And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of his Father before all worlds,

God of God, Light of Light,

very God of very God, begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made;

               who for us men and for our salvation

came down from heaven,


and was incarnate

by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,

and was made man,


and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.

He suffered and was buried,

and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven,

and sitteth on the right hand of the Father.

And he shall come again with glory to judge both the

quick and the dead: whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son together

is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the prophets.

And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.

And I look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 Please kneel.


 HEAVENLY Father, on this Rogation Sunday we pray for the crops and all who work upon the land, throughout the world of thy creation.

O Lord, who alone givest seed to the sower and bread to the eater, and hast taught us to seek from thee our daily bread: bless the sowing of the seed, and grant fertility to the soil that receives it, that in due time there may be a bountiful harvest.

Lord, in thy mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Let the earth be fruitful and its resources be hallowed. Look with favour upon all who care for the earth, the water and the air, that the riches of thy creation may abound from age to age.

Lord, in thy mercy,

Hear our prayer.

May it please thee to grant favourable weather, temperate rain and fruitful seasons, that there may be food and drink for all thy creatures.

Lord, in thy mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Send thy blessing upon all who work upon the lands and waters. May they find dignity and just reward in their labours; we beseech thee to bring freedom to any who are enslaved, exploited and oppressed.

Lord, in thy mercy,

Hear our prayer.

We pray for all who are sick and suffering and ask thy blessing upon them.

We remember those on our prayer list:


We commend to thy gracious keeping, O Lord, the souls of the faithful departed remembering those who have died recently, and those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

RIP (anniversary) SALLY MARTIN.

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.

And let light perpetual shine upon them.

 We offer these prayers in the company of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Mark and all thy saints.

Merciful Father:

Accept these prayers for the sake of thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Please remain kneeling.


YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: draw near with faith, and take this holy sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.

ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men: We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed,  By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us.  We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable.
Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,  Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 The Absolution

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father,

who of his great mercy
hath promised forgiveness of sins
to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith
turn unto him; have mercy upon you;
pardon and deliver you from all your sins;
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness;
and bring you to everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 All stand.


THE risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And with thy spirit. Alleluia!


O SING unto the Lord, alleluia: O sing unto the Lord, and bless ye his holy Name: tell forth his salvation even from one day unto another. Alleluia. Alleluia.


 250 All creatures of our God and King

 The sanctuary bell rings and the congregation kneels.


THE Lord be with you

and with thy spirit.


Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up unto the Lord.


Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.
It is meet and right so to do.

IT is indeed right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give thee thanks, almighty and eternal Father, and in this Easter-tide to celebrate with joyful hearts the memory of thy wonderful works. For by the mystery of his passion Jesus Christ, thy risen son, hath conquered the powers of death and hell and restored in men and women the image of thy glory. He hath placed them once more in paradise and hath opened to them the gate of life eternal. And so, in the joy of this Passover, earth and heaven resound with gladness, while angels and archangels and the powers of all creation sing for ever the hymn to thy glory.


          Holy, holy, holy,                           Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus

Lord God of hosts,                       Dominus Deus Sabaoth.

heaven and earth are full              Pleni sunt cœli et terra

of thy glory.                                  gloria tua.

Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.  Hosanna in excelsis.

Blessed is he that cometh in the  Benedictus qui venit

name of the Lord.                         in nomine Domini.

Hosanna in the highest.                Hosanna in excelsis.

Accept our praises, heavenly Father, through thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, and as we follow his example and obey his command, grant that by the power of thy Holy Spirit these gifts of bread and wine may be unto us his body and his blood; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks to thee, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me. Likewise after supper he took the cup; and when he had given thanks to thee, he gave it to them, saying: Drink ye all of this; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. Wherefore, O Lord and heavenly Father, we remember his offering of himself made once for all upon the cross; we proclaim his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; we look for the coming of his kingdom and with this bread and  this cup we make the memorial of Christ thy Son our Lord.

Great is the mystery of faith.

Christ has died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come again.

Accept through him, our great high priest, this our sacrifice of thanks and praise, and as we eat and drink these holy gifts in the presence of thy divine majesty, renew us by thy Holy Spirit, inspire us with thy love, and unite us in the body of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father almighty, world without end. Amen.

Let us pray.

As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us, we are bold to say:

OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 WE break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

Though we are many we are one body because we all share in the one bread.

 ALLELUIA! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!


all are invited to the communion rail. If you are confirmed, or you are a regular communicant in your own church, you are very welcome to receive communion. If you would like a blessing instead, please bring this order of service with you.


AGNUS DEI – choir

 AGNUS Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.

O LAMB of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, grant us thy peace.

Communion motet

MOST glorious Lord of life, that on this day, Didst make Thy triumph over death and sin: And, having harrow’d hell, didst bring away Captivity thence captive, us to win: This joyous day, dear Lord, with joy begin, And grant that we, for whom thou diddest die Being with Thy dear blood clean wash’d from sin, may live for ever in felicity. And that Thy love we weighing, worthily, may likewise love Thee for the same again: And for thy sake that all like dear didst buy, With love may one another entertain. So let us love, dear Love, like as we ought. Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.

 Words Edmund Spenser c 1552-1599 Music William Lloyd Webber 1914-1982

Prayer after Communion

O God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ doth give the water of eternal life: may we ever thirst for thee, the spring of life and fountain of goodness, through him who liveth and reigneth,  now and for ever. Amen.

The notices are below. Please take this booklet home with you.

Please stand.


THE God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight; and the blessing of God almighty,  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia.


598 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (Tune: Corvedale)


Fantasia super Komm, heiliger Geist      J S Bach 1685-1750




8 am Said Eucharist

9.30 am Children’s Eucharist (1st Sunday of the month)

10.30 am Sung Eucharist

6 pm Evensong


Tuesday 8.30 am Said Eucharist

Thursday 6.00 pm Said Eucharist



The Revd Canon William Gulliford

4 Regent’s Park Road

London NW1 7TX

Tel: 020 7485 6340, 07957 451419



Hon. Assistant Priest

The Revd Joanna Yates



Mrs Carole MacLeod                                                         

Mr Joseph Steadman


Director of Music

Mr Michael Bowden


Parish Clerk

Miss Rosamond Miskin




Thursday 26 May               Ascension Day

Joint service with St Mary’s Primrose Hill

7 pm Sung Eucharist at St Mark’s

Sunday 5 June                      Pentecost/Whit Sunday

Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen


10th Anniversary of the Institution & Induction

of Canon William Gulliford as Vicar of St Mark’s

10.30 am Festal Eucharist


Thursday 16 June                Corpus Christi

6 pm Said Eucharist

7 pm                                         PCC

Sunday 3 July                       St Thomas the Apostle

Thursday 21 July

7 pm                                         PCC

Thursday 8 September

7 pm                                         PCC

Sunday 18 September          Trinity XIV Harvest Festival

Cider Apple Sunday

Sunday 25 September

10.30 am Zoo Service          for St Francis-tide

Sunday 2 October                Dedication Festival

Sunday 13 October

7 pm                                         PCC

Sunday 23 October             Last Sunday after Trinity

Tuesday 1 November          All Saints’ Day

8.30 am Said Eucharist

Wednesday 2 November    All Souls

6.30 pm Sung Requiem

Sunday 13 November          Remembrance Sunday

Thursday 17 November

7 pm                                            PCC

Sunday 20 November          Christ the King

Sunday 27 November          Advent Sunday

Litany and Sung Eucharist

4 pm The Advent Procession

Tuesday 6 December           Community Carols

Sunday 11 December           Advent III

Nativity Play with Bayleaf

Thursday 15 December       Carol Singing at Oldfield

Sunday 18 December           Advent IV

4 pm Christmas Carols

Saturday 24 December        5 pm Children’s Crib Service

8 pm Midnight Mass

Sunday 25 December           10.30 am Christmas Day



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